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Brewery Tour Parameters Changed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DoR) has altered its interpretation of provisions in Senate Bill 63 (effective July 1) governing tours offered by brewers. Initially, DoR ruled that brewers could offer a variety of …More

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Illinois Licensing and Social Media Bill Signed

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the social media advertisement does …More

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Michigan Tax Exemption Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, Senate Bills 369 (S-2) and 370 (S-2) would amend the Use Tax Act and the General Sales Tax Act, respectively, to extend the industrial processing exemption under each Act to tangible personal …More

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Crowler Equipment Seized in Texas

Austin-based Cuvee Coffee has had its canning equipment seized and has been issued a violation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for continuing sales of crowlers in the wake of a recent ruling that, …More

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance to assist companies in complying with the menu labeling final rule, which requires that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants …More

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Beer Institute Amends Advertising and Marketing Code

The Beer Institute announced the following updates to its Advertising and Marketing Code: The Code will now allow any identified individual, company or organization to file a complaint about any brewer’s advertising. The new language …More

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Sweetwater Prevails in Distributor Suit

A Circuit Court in Alabama has ruled in favor of Sweetwater Brewing Co. in a wrongful termination suit brought by Birmingham Beverage Co., the brewer’s distributor in several Alabama counties. A key factor in …More

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